The competency framework for governance sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for effective governance in maintained schools and academies.
1. Principles and personal attributes
To make an active contribution to effective governance, everyone on the board should:
- Conduct themselves in line with the Nolan principles of public life
- Be mindful of their responsibilities under equality legislation and encourage diversity and inclusion
- Understand the impact of effective governance on the quality of education and on outcomes for all children and young people
Everyone involved in governance should also be the 7 Cs: committed, confident, curious, challenging, collaborative, critical and creative.
2. Knowledge and skills
There are 6 core features of effective governance:
This section outlines which skills are needed by everyone on the board and the specific skills